This paper by Xiao, presented at the Academic Librarian 2: Singing in the rain (held in Hong Kong 11-12 March), is available full text on the conference website. My Head of Department, Sheila Corrall, was an invited speaker ("Educating the Academic Librarian as a Blended Professional: a Review and Case Study") and her paper is on the website too, along with a good number of papers about academic libraries and librarians. Go to http://www.lib.polyu.edu.hk/ALSR2010/Programme.html
Xiao, J. (2010) "Integrating information literacy into Blackboard: Librarian-faculty collaboration for successful student learning". Paper presented at Academic Librarian 2: Singing in the rain, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 1112 March 2010.
Abstract. "This paper describes a creative library orientation program utilizing Blackboard to help beginning nursing students develop information literacy and successfully complete a cultural research paper." "Information literacy components and course specific library resources are integrated seamlessly into NRS 110 Blackboard course. The students attend a one-hour library orientation and continue to receive research assistance from the librarian via Blackboard. Surveys are administered to the students to help evaluate the program’s effectiveness." "Results suggest that faculty-librarian collaboration in integrating information literacy and course-specific library resources into Blackboard courses is an effective way to improve library instruction and student learning."
Photo by Sheila Webber: A brass band viewing the sea, Thessaloniki, Greece, March 2010